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You will find enticing diversity here - in the scenery, the history, the food, and the people. And you will discover a hospitality born of gracious Southern roots, sprinkled with old-fashioned Western grit, and spiced with the cultures and customes of Hispanic, German, Czech, and two dozen or so other significant ancestries.

Texas is, indeed, like a whole other country.

Explore Texas

Colorado County Courthouse

Set among magnolia trees in center of town, the Colorado County Courthouse was built in 1891 in Second Empire style with locally made brick. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Columbus, TX Historic Courthouses

Lavon Lake Campgrounds

* East Fork Park Park attendant on duty. 50 electric/water hook-up camp sites: $16.00 /night. Showers available. 12 tent camp sites w/water: $8.00/night. 27 free picnic sites available in day-use area and two 4

, TX Camping


Reeves Memorial

A life-sized statue of Jim Reeves commemorates the Panola County native who became one of America's best loved country-Western singers, who died in a plane crash in 1964. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame; millions of records to his credit. Memorial is three miles east of downtown on U.S. 79

Carthage, TX Memorials

Wright Patman Lake Parks

There are nine developed park areas at Wright Patman Lake. Clear Springs Park Clear Springs Park consists of approximately 317 acres with development on approximately 51 acres, and is located on the north side of the lake. Access to the park is a paved road that connects to FM 2148

, TX Camping

Paddle Wheeler Southern Empress

Ply the waters of Lake Conroe while dining and dancing. Reservations required. Departs from Seven Coves Resort on F.M. 830

Conroe, TX Paddle Boats

Chappell Hill Historical Museum

The Chappell Hill Historical Museum, a must-see for early Texas history buffs, occupies a former public school building constructed in 1927 and built on the site of the Chappell Hill Female College. Exhibits of photos, documents and artifacts give a glimpse of the town from its beginnings in 1847

Chappell Hill, TX Museums

Grapevine Lake Hiking and BikingTrails

Northshore Trail Approximately 9 miles Northshore offers some spectacular views of Grapevine Lake and dam for both hiking and biking.

, TX Trails

Tate-Brandon House Museum

The Industrial Revolution brought about the increased substitution of machinery for human effort. By the mid-1800'

Columbus, TX Museums

Big Bend Ranch State Park Camping

Camping Areas are located at Colorado Canyon, Madera (Monilla) Canyon and at Grassy Banks River Access along FM 170. Two group camping areas, Contrabando and Arenosa, have self-composting toilets. 11

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Big Bend National Park Trails

Big Bend National park is a hiker's paradise containing the largest expanse of roadless public lands in Texas. More than 150 miles of trails offer opportunities for day hikes or backpacking trips. Elevations range from 1,800 feet at the eastern end of Boquillas Canyon to 7,825

, TX Hiking

Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge

The 16,464 acre Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 540 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge lies at the upper Washita arm of , TX Wildlife Refuges